Reading Applicances and the Future of Document Work

Gene Golovchinsky, FXPAL

Seminar on People, Computers, and Design
Stanford University November 16, 2001

Documents created, stored, and retrieved digitally are often printed on paper to be read for the purposes of producing new documents. The cycle of electronic document "consumption" and production is often broken in the middle by printing.

Our research in XLibris has examined these transitions between the digital and paper worlds. Starting with interfaces for analytic reading, we have focused on annotation, on retrieval and re-retrieval, and on shared annotation. In this talk, I will describe the interfaces and the empirical evaluations we have conducted, and will discuss the potential of this technology in digital--and in physical--libraries.

Gene Golovchinsky is a Senior Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory. He heads the XLibris research project that is exploring the use of freeform digital ink annotation in support of knowledge work. His research interests include pen-based computing, e-books, informal interaction, user interface design, hypertext, and information exploration interfaces. Gene joined FXPAL in 1996 after completing his PhD in Human Factors at the University of Toronto.

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